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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Nea...

M. D. Eben Alexander III

A SCIENTIST'S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander kn...

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Published: Oct 2012

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get T...

Atul Gawande

The ordinary checklist is shown as anything but in this riveting account. Documenting lives saved and crisie averted, this text honors a simple, effective tool. Gawande is a writer with a scalpel pen and an X-ray eye.

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2009

Anticancer, A New Way of Life

David Servan-Schreiber

At age thirty-one David Servan-Schreiber was a rising neuroscientist with his own laboratory for brain imaging funded by the National Institutes of Health. While testing brain-scanning equipment, he discovered a tumor the size of a wa...

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Published: Sep 2008

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and t...

Deborah Blum

Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer Deborah Blum follows New York City's first forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder.

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2010

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performa...

Atul Gawande

The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line...

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Published: Apr 2007

Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Ma...

Sharon Moalem

Invites readers to change their perceptions about illness in order to understand disease as an essential component of the evolutionary process, citing the role of such malaises as diabetes, STDs, and the Avian Bird Flu in protecting t...

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Published: Feb 2007

On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on ...

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Published: Apr 2015

The End of Illness

David B. Agus

From one of the world's foremost physicians and researchers, a monumental work that radically redefines our conventional conceptions of health and illness to offer new methods for living a long, healthy life. Can we live robustly unti...

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Published: Jan 2012

Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David M...

Anonymous

The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. R...

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Published: Aug 2016

The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkabl...

Norman Doidge

The New York Times bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in neuroplasticityIn The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge described the most important breakthrough in our understanding of th...

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Published: Jan 2015

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biogra...

Siddhartha Mukherjee

A magnificent, beautifully written epic "biography" of cancer---in the tradition of Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon, this is a brilliant exploration of the past, present, and future of a complex disease that defines us an...

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Published: Nov 2010

Spillover: Animal Infections and the ...

David Quammen

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in comm...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2013

The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Med...

D. T. Max

For two hundred years a noble Venetian family has suffered from an inherited disease that strikes their members in middle age, stealing their sleep, eating holes in their brains, and ending their lives in a matter of months. In Papua ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2006

101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's ...

Terry McDermott

It's not fiction: Gary Lynch is the real thing, the epitome of the rebel scientist-malnourished, contentious, inspiring, explosive, remarkably ambitious, consistently brilliant. He is one of the foremost figures of contemporary neuros...

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Published: Apr 2010

Beating Back the Devil: On the Front ...

Maryn McKenna

IN THE WAR AGAINST DISEASES, THEY ARE THE SPECIAL FORCES. They always keep a bag packed. They seldom have more than twenty-four hours' notice before they are dispatched. The phone calls that tell them to head to the airport, sometimes...

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Published: Oct 2004

Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medic...

Sanjay Gupta

SAVING LIVES AGAINST ALL ODDS A 12-week old unborn baby with a fatal heart defect...a skier drowned for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake...a comatose brain surgery patient...a teenager with four rapidly expanding tumors. Twenty y...

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Published: Oct 2009

Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on a...

Atul Gawande

A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine. Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with ...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2003

The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life...

Sherwin B. Nuland

Long-time physician Sherwin B. Nuland presents a provocative and stimulating collection of stories illustrating the vagaries of medical practice over the years.

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Published: May 2008

Toby and Friends: Therapy Dogs

Jill McMullen

She is a Therapet and shares her story of moving from pound puppy to friend of all. Toby & Friends takes you inside an incredible journey of love, compassion, encouragement, and devotion as Toby tells of her adventures with special fr...

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Published: Sep 2007

Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, I...

Julie Salamon

In 2005, Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, unveiled a new state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar cancer center. Determined to understand the whole spectrum of factors that determine what kind of medical care people receive in ...

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Published: May 2008

Without Conscience: The Disturbing Wo...

Robert D. Hare

Based on 25 years of research, Dr. Robert D. Hare gives insight into the frightening and fascinating world of the psychopath.

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2011

A Short Guide to a Long Life

David B. Agus

In his #1 New York Times bestselling book, The End of Illness, Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering cancer doctor and researcher, revealing the innovative steps he takes to prolong the lives of no...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2014

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and t...

Deborah Blum

Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer Deborah Blum follows New York City's first forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2010

Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the S...

Michael S. Gazzaniga

A powerful orthodoxy in the study of the brain has taken hold in recent years: Since physical laws govern the physical world and our own brains are part of that world, physical laws therefore govern our behavior and even our conscious...

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Published: Dec 2011

Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the S...

Michael S. Gazzaniga

A powerful orthodoxy in the study of the brain has taken hold in recent years: Since physical laws govern the physical world and our own brains are part of that world, physical laws therefore govern our behavior and even our conscious...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2011

The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unma...

Gary Greenberg

For more than two years, author and psychotherapist Gary Greenberg has embedded himself in the war that broke out over the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM)-the American Psychiatric A...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2013

Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What...

Jerome Groopman

"This important and riveting book could change—and perhaps even save—your life."—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on HappinessMaking the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether we're deciding to take a ch...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2011

Why Can't I Get Better?: Solving the ...

Richard Horowitz

You may not know that you have Lyme. It can mimic every disease process, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions like MS, psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety, and cause significant memory...

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Published: Dec 2013

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, a...

Henry Marsh

Longlisted for both the Guardian First Book Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, DO NO HARM ranks alongside the work of Atul Gawande, Jerome Groopman, and Oliver Sacks.  With compassion and candor, leading neurosurgeon...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2015

Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking...

Robert Melillo

Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the ca...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2015
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